"There will not be any difference of opinion that the increase in the price of non-subsidized LPG cylinder will affect the low and medium class people", Vasan told reporters here at the sidelines of a function.
    
"Therefore, the increase in non-subsidized LPG cylinders should be reconsidered. I request Petroleum Minister (Veerappa Moily) to reconsider the decision. The number of subsidized LPG cylinders to a household should also be increased to 12 from nine."
     
Recently, the Centre had increased the price of non-subsidized LPG, which customers buy after consuming their quota of subsidized cylinders, was hiked by Rs 220 per cylinder due to firming up of international rates.
     
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had slammed the hike and demanded its roll-back saying it would add to miseries of the people.
     
Vasan was here to inspect the health camp at Chennai Port Trust organized for non-port workers under the corporate social responsibility initiative.

(Agencies)

Latest News from India News Desk